100 Days: Online Resources

Our “100 Days to Inspire Respect” initiative will provide teachers of civics, history, English and other subjects new thought-provoking resources each day for 100 days starting Jan. 20, 2017.
 
The initiative will run from Jan. 20 through April 29.

January

Inaugural
20 Mini Quest My Story Matters: the Power of Story
21 Watch Page Topic Hate
22 Connections Video What is Hate?

Week 1: Countering Hate

This week’s theme focuses on hate and the power of story to counter it.

Students will explore hate in a variety of ways. They will learn how acts of “othering” or exclusion leads to hate, they will learn about its many manifestations and the impact it can have on individuals and groups and through explorations of their own story, will build their critical thinking skills and empathy to counter hate and inspire courage and respect.

23 Watch Page Topic Xenophobia
24 Mini Lesson Listening & Speaking Skills/Freddy Mutanguha on Hate
25 Mini Quest My Story Matters: Othering and Hate
26 TWT Tool Infographic: Teaching with Testimony to Counter Hate
27 Information Quest Hate and Its Consequences
28 Mini Lesson Introduction to the IWitness Video Challenge
29 Mini Quest Countering Hate through Testimony

Week 2: Responding to Racism

This week’s theme focuses on racism, its manifestations and impact through multiple perspectives.

Students will explore racism through close reading of testimony, they will learn how racism is promoted through the idea of Us v. Them and they will learn about the power of protest and identifying ways to counter racism, equipping  students with the knowledge, skills and capacities to create positive change and inspire respect.

30 Watch Page Topic Racism
31 Mini Quest Representations and the Power of Words
01 Mini Lesson Meaning-Making and Racism: Leo Bass's story
02 TWT Tool 5 Ways to Counter Racism through Testimony
03 Information Quest Yet Again: Mass Violence and Racism
04 Information Quest Sitting Down to Stand Up
05 Mini Quest Us versus Them: Immigrants and Refugees

February

Week 2: Responding to Racism

This week’s theme focuses on racism, its manifestations and impact through multiple perspectives.

Students will explore racism through close reading of testimony, they will learn how racism is promoted through the idea of Us v. Them and they will learn about the power of protest and identifying ways to counter racism, equipping  students with the knowledge, skills and capacities to create positive change and inspire respect.

30 Watch Page Topic Racism
31 Mini Quest Representations and the Power of Words
01 Mini Lesson Meaning-Making and Racism: Leo Bass's story
02 TWT Tool 5 Ways to Counter Racism through Testimony
03 Mini Quest Yet Again: Mass Violence and Racism
04 Mini Lesson Sitting Down to Stand Up
05 Mini Quest Us versus Them: Immigrants and Refugees

Week 3: Defending Civil and Human Rights

Students will explore the topic through close reading of testimony, they will learn how civil and human rights is a foundation of a democracy, the role of values and civi responsibility in a democracy. And through the story of  indigenous Guatemalan activist and Peace Prize recipient, Rigoberta Menchú Tum’s experience, students will explore citizenship through careful reading of testimony. To end the week, students will explore civil rights in the past and present with a focus on the ways in which different groups have undergone struggle to achieve civil rights in the US.

06 Watch Page Topic Human Rights
07 Mini Quest Where Do Human Rights Begin?
08 Mini Lesson Writing Skills/Citizen Responsibility
09 TWT Tool Infographic: Teaching About Human Rights Through Testimony
10 Information Quest Courageous Women in the Cause of Justice
11 Connections Video Fundamental Freedoms: Eleanor Roosevelt, the Holocaust, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
12 Mini Lesson Analyzing Informational Text: Dolores Huerta and Elena Nightingale on Civic Participation in a Democracy

Week 4: Building Community

Students will explore the topic through close reading of testimony, they will learn how culture helps to foster a sense of community, students will learn about the relationship of community and law enforcement, and explore topic of marginalization and its impact.

13 Watch Page Topic Community
14 Mini Quest Cultural Acts as Resilience During the Holocaust
15 Mini Lesson Holidays: Commemoration and Remembrance in Fostering Community
16 TWT Tool Creating Community Through Testimony
17 Video Builder To Protect and Serve: Community and Policing
18 Mini Lesson Kitty Fischer on Marginalization/Reading Skills
19 Mini Lesson Bullying

Week 5: Inspiring Respect

Students will explore how respect can serve to counter prejudice. They will consider the role of identity in making choices to become a bystander and they will build their communication skills that promote respect. The week will close with an examination of the many forms of non-violent resistance.

20 Watch Page Topic Respect
21 Mini Quest Countering Prejudice with Respect
22 Mini Quest Coenraad Rood — Reflecting on Respect/Speaking & Listening Skills
23 Mini Lesson Promoting Conversation Skills
24 Video Builder Identity, Respect and Rescue
25 Information Quest Non-Violent Resistance among Jews during the Holocaust
26 Mini Lesson Respect/Guided Discussion

Week 6: Countering Intolerance

Students will engage in close of reading of text as they consider various forms of intolerance, including racism. Resources available this week provide students with opportunities to consider the topic of acceptance, its manifestations and its impact on individuals – both when it exists or doesn’t exist. Finally, students will explore the concept of empathy, which focuses on students’ own capacity for it and the understanding that it plays a critical role in promoting justice and in countering hate and intolerance.

27 Watch Page Topic Intolerance
28 Mini Quest Divided Classrooms: Discrimination and Division in Rwanda
01 Mini Lesson Promoting Acceptance
02 TWT Tool 5 Ways to Counter Intolerance through Testimony
03 Information Quest Faces of Intolerance
04 Mini Lesson Cultivating Empathy
05 Video Builder Wash, Rinse, Don't Repeat

March

Week 6: Intolerance

Students will engage in close of reading of text as they consider various forms of intolerance, including racism. Resources available this week provide students with opportunities to consider the topic of acceptance, its manifestations and its impact on individuals – both when it exists or doesn’t exist. Finally, students will explore the concept of empathy, which focuses on students’ own capacity for it and the understanding that it plays a critical role in promoting justice and in countering hate and intolerance.

27 Watch Page Topic Intolerance
28 Mini Quest Divided Classrooms: Discrimination and Division in Rwanda
01 Mini Lesson Promoting Acceptance
02 TWT Tool 5 Ways to Counter Intolerance through Testimony
03 Information Quest Faces of Intolerance
04 Mini Lesson Cultivating Empathy
05 Video Builder Wash, Rinse, Don’t Repeat

Week 7: Women/Women's Rights

Resources this week engage students to think about the experiences of women in a variety of contexts. First, students will analyze the role of women and resilience in post-genocide Rwanda, they will explore justice and equality for women in the context of human rights and stories of leadership. The week will close with a series of Information Quests called  “Women You Should Know.” These feature three women: a war crimes trial participant, a survivor of the Nanjing Massacre and survivor of the Armenian Genocide.

06 Watch Page Topic Gender
07 Mini Quest Sexual Violence During Genocide
08 Mini Lesson A Woman's Place
09 Information Quest Women You Should Know Series: Renée Firestone
10 Information Quest Women You Should Know Series: Elizabeth Holtzman
11 Information Quest Women You Should Know Series: Shuqin Xia
12 Information Quest Women You Should Know Series: Aurora Mardiganian

Week 8: Immigrants and Refugees

Through this set of resources, students learn about the immigrant and refugee experience, including specific definitions for migrant groups, the processes by which newcomers settle into their new home countries and the complex and difficult experience it can be. Students also explore the topics of acculturation and language, the American dream and they consider the concepts of continuity and change through an analysis of time and place in one highly diverse community in southern California, Boyle Heights.

13 Watch Page Topic Refugees
14 Mini Quest We Were Refugees
15 Information Quest Boyle Heights: Continuity & Change
16 TWT Tool 5 Ways to Teach English Language Learners Through Testimony
17 Mini Lesson Language & Acculturation
18 Mini Lesson Defining Terms: Migrants & Refugees
19 Information Quest Immigrants & the American Dream

Week 9: Fostering Cross-Cultural Understanding

A critical element in countering hate and inspiring respect is an understanding of culture and learning to value cultural differences. Therefore, this week’s resources engage students in an exploration of cultural identity and notions of “melting pot” and “salad bowl” in terms of the Americanization process, including in the context of the Native American experience. To end the week, we offer resources in which students consider culture and resilience in the face of xenophobia, stress and uncertainty.

20 Watch Page Topic Culture
21 Information Quest I am Somebody: Identity and the Armenian Genocide
22 Mini Lesson Fostering Cross-Cultural Understanding
23 TWT Tool 5 Ways to Understand Different Cultures Using Testimony
24 Information Quest Cross-Cultural Understanding
25 Mini Quest Refugee: Displacement and Resettlement
26 Mini Lesson Assimilation & Acculturation

Week 10: What Does Courage Look Like?

Through this set of resources, we invite students to consider the topic of courage. Students can explore courage in the context of topics including values and individual agency. Students also learn about the act of protest undertaken by non-Jewish German individuals, mostly women, who in 1943 called for the release of 2,000 incarcerated Jews at the Jewish community center in Rosenstrasse, Berlin.

27 Information Quest Courage and Character
28 Mini Quest Use Your Voice
29 Mini Quest This I Believe… Courage
30 Connections Video Refugees
31 Information Quest Resilience Through Prayer
01 Mini Quest Exploration of Courage in the Face of Adversity
02 Mini Lesson Grit Through Poetry

April

Week 10: What Does Courage Look Like?

Through this set of resources, we invite students to consider the topic of courage. Students can explore courage in the context of topics including values and individual agency. Students also learn about the act of protest undertaken by non-Jewish German individuals, mostly women, who in 1943 called for the release of 2,000 incarcerated Jews at the Jewish community center in Rosenstrasse, Berlin.

27 Information Quest Courage and Character
28 Mini Quest Use Your Voice
29 Mini Quest This I Believe… Courage
30 Connections Video Refugees
31 Information Quest Resilience Through Prayer
01 Mini Quest Exploration of Courage in the Face of Adversity
02 Mini Lesson Grit Through Poetry

Week 11: Countering Violence and Violent Extremism

Through an age-appropriate exploration of topics related to violence, students learn about the patterns and trajectories along a spectrum of human relations Irving Staub calls, the Continuum of Violence,” which can be used as a tool for understanding starting points of genocide. These resources delve into an analysis of sexual violence, including in the context of comfort women in Nanjing, and to close the week, students learn about the role of multiperspectivity in countering violent extremism.

03 Watch Page Topic Sexual Violence
04 Information Quest The Continuum of Violence
05 Connections Video What is the Guatemalan Genocide?
06 TWT Tool Infographic: 5 Ways to Counter Violence Extremism Through Testimony
07 Mini Quest I Am An Eyewitness
08 Information Quest Sexual Violence in the Armenian Genocide
09 Information Quest An Uncomfortable History: The Nanjing Massacre

Week 12: Indifference through Media

This week’s resources provide students with an opportunity to reflect on the relationship between media and indifference, they will explore the topic through the work of Elie Wiesel and they will explore the topic in an analysis of testimony and documentary film. The week closes with resources that focus on “changing the script” toward an exploration of personal responsibility and advocacy.

10 Watch Page Topic Indifference
11 Mini Lesson Elie Wiesel: Talking About Indifference
12 TWT Tool Infographic: 5 Things to Counter Indifference
13 Mini Quest Power of Conversation – Challenging Extremism
14 Mini Lesson The Great Fire of Smyrna
15 Information Quest Auction of the Souls: The Exploitation of Aurora Mardiganian
16 Video Builder Changing the Script: From Bystander to Advocate

Week 13: Building Resilience

For this second to last week of the project, we offer resources that focus on resilience through a variety of ways. Students watch testimony of survivors who share stories of resilience, the challenges they faced and how resilience took many forms.  Finally, students consider their own resilience and its role in wellbeing.

17 Watch Page Topic Resilience
18 Information Quest Resilience after the Armenian Genocide
19 Mini Quest Resilience through Art - The Memory Project
20 TWT Tool 5 Ways to use Testimony to Build Resilience
21 Mini Lesson The Consequences of Winning: An Olympic Challenge
22 Connections Video What is Genocide?
23 Mini Lesson The Letter to Hitler: Communicating for Change

Week 14: Fostering Civic Responsibility

For this final week of resources of this project, we make available a series of resources that engage students to consider the manifestations of leadership, to engage students in a reflection of personal responsibility and acts of everyday leadership, including countering genocide denial. Finally, we offer students a call to action around stepping up and making change to inspire respect – which always begins with them.

24 Watch Page Topic Leadership
25 Mini Quest The Lollipop Moment: Small Acts of Everday Leadership
26 Mini Lesson Personal Views and Responsibility
27 Mini Quest Antisemitism and the Bystander Effect
28 Mini Quest My Story Matters – Call to Action
29 TWT Tool 101 Ways to Inspire Respect Through Testimony